As we welcome the Spring season to Grand Hirafu, there are a few changes to the lift operations schedule that you should be aware of before you arrive for your Spring trip
To ensure you make the most of your time on the slopes, please find below the lift operations schedule for the remainder of the 2022/23 Winter Season. This includes opening and closing times, as well as the closing dates for the season.
|Lift||Operating Period||Operating Hours|
|Ace Family Quad||Daily until 2 April||8:30 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Ace Pair Lift #1||Closed for Winter 22/23||Closed for Winter 22/23|
|Ace Quad Lift #2 (Center 4)||Daily until 2 April||8:30 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Ace Pair Lift #3||Closed for Winter 22/23||Closed for Winter 22/23|
|Ace Pair Lift #4||Closed for Winter 22/23||Closed for Winter 22/23|
|Hirafu Gondola||Daily until 7 May||8:25 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Holiday Pair Lift #1||Daily until 26 March||8:30 AM - 4:15 PM|
|King Pair Lift #1||Closed for Winter 22/23||Closed for Winter 22/23|
|King Quad Lift #2||Closed for Winter 22/23||Closed for Winter 22/23|
|King Hooded Quad Lift #3||Daily until 7 May||8:35 AM - 4:00 PM|
|King Lift #4||Daily until 7 May||8:50 AM - 3:45 PM|
|Swinging Monkey||Closed for Winter 22/23||Closed for Winter 22/23|
*Some lift schedules may change without prior notice due to various factors, including weather conditions, visibility and time of sunset.
Access to the slopes
Shuttle bus service ending 28 February, 2023
The Hirafu Free Shuttle Bus ceases operation on 28 February this season. We would highly recommend anyone staying in Middle or Lower Hirafu Village properties to rent a car for added convenience and flexibility.
Our Front Desk team can easily arrange car rental for you, so please don't hesitate to enquire here.
Most of our properties have ample parking spaces, so you can easily get from your accommodation to the slopes or village.
There is a nationwide requirement for foreign visitors driving in Japan to have a valid International Driving Permit, so please make sure to arrange one in your own country before traveling to Japan.
Closest accommodation to the Hirafu Gondola
If you would like to be close to all the action, Deep Tracks is located just 250m from the Hirafu Gondola, guaranteeing you first in line for those fresh groomed morning tracks.
You can view a location map of all Niseko Central property locations below, to help you plan your stay.
Have you been thinking about booking a Spring getaway?
We would love to have you come and stay with us; we still have a variety of houses and rooms available.
For reservations and enquiries, please contact our reservation team via email or phone, or click the button below to get started.
- Phone: 0136-23-3503
- Email: [email protected]